"Casting For Stephen King’s Mercy Finally Revealed"
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"Mercy" is among the latest adaptations of a Stephen King story and it seems that the casting for this project has already started. As per the sources, the cast includes the members of the cast from “The Walking Dead” and Super 8 and the process would be finalized within a few days.
Reports have suggested that Chandler Riggs, the child star from AMC’s The Walking Dead, would be joining the cast. Besides, the Super 8 star, Joel Courtney, has also signed up for the project. Universal pictures would join hands with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Production for the production of Mercy.
This would be a fantasy-horror film based on Stephen King’s short story named “Gramma”. This story was published in his 1985 collection of short stories called Skeleton Crew.
The film will be directed by Peter Cornwell while the script has been written by Matt Greenberg. Frances O’Conner will also be one of the main stars of the film. The story of the film revolves around two young boys who are taken by their single mother to the house of their elderly and weak grandmother, to take care of her. However, subsequent turn of events reveal that their grandmother is actually a witch who had made a pact with the forces of darkness years ago.
The film is expected to be released in the summer of 2013.